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Pacenotes are crucial part of rallying, most real world drivers agree that having accurate pacenotes is the most important part of event preparation.
Even though Phil's voice got recorded when "driving" though stages using motion platform, it would be nice to customize some corner descriptions within pacenotes. Adding "caution" calls to corners that give a driver more trouble, but also changing corners diameter calls are just some examples of what each driver might want to tune to his own liking. Having a calls "soundbank" would be required, but it is just a matter of sorting already recorded calls. UI would also need to be designed.
How it should work in practice is one of two ways:
a) Add a "mark" button option on the controls settings menu (modern rally cars also use "mark" button), so after the stage replay shows moments marked with "mark" button and allows to change pacenotes around that spot on the stage
b) Use voice recognition- same tech that F1 2018 uses; also similar to a) it is what happens in real life. Could be using a "trigger" command, such as a word "correction" after which driver speaks corrected pacenote, codriver responds with "noted" when he doesn't have any pacenotes to read to confirm voice recognition got triggered. Of course as with a) could be then modified and confirmed after stage is done.
Another optional feature that could follow would be sharing pacenotes. Also could possibly lead to more customized options for pacenotes as whole- for example using "inverted" calls (1 being the fastest), or "descriptive" calls ("easy" being the fastest). Not related to actual pacenotes modifiaction, but also nice feature could be a radio call from Phil to the team that codrivers do in real life "supervision, we have finished the stage" is one of common phrases (if names soundbanks would be used as in F1 series, we could also add a drivers name into that call).
Pacenotes Modification 17 votes
Yes, pacenotes modification is something that we could use.
No, default pacenotes are enough.